The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the world’s largest professional and industry group for those in the unmanned technology sector, has chosen a private pilot with roots in commercial transportation as its new president and chief operating officer.
Brian Wynne, currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), will be leading the organization as regulators work through the rules needed to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace and car companies build on advances in assisted-drive vehicles.
“I am excited to be joining AUVSI at this pivotal time for the unmanned systems and robotics industry,” Wynne said. “From unmanned aircraft to ground robots to maritime systems to automated vehicles, this industry will continue to revolutionize our daily lives. I’m happy to play a leading role by taking the reins of this organization, which for more than four decades has worked to advance and promote these technologies.”
Wynn replaces, Michael Toscano, who assumed leadership of AUVSI in 2008 after more than 30 years at the Department of Defense.
Wynne previously held a senior leadership role at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and was CEO of the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne in Germany.